Workplace or Remuneration? Job Satisfaction of Inspectors in Hong Kong Police Force
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AbstractThis article examines job satisfaction among the inspector of the police force in Hong Kong. As existing works mainly focus on how the workplace environment and collegiality affect the police’s job satisfaction. However, the police inspector as a unique group of civil servants, which have certain high wage and lesser front-line risk; the abovementioned factors may not determine their job satisfaction. Instead, this paper argued that their job satisfaction is determined by the remuneration package due to 1999 civil servants reform in Hong Kong, including housing benefits and retirement pension. The first-ever original survey data with 200 respondents (about ten percent of the total strength of serving police inspector) is drawn from the Hong Kong Police Inspector Association, which includes Probationary to Chief Inspectors. We find that 1) inspector assumed office after civil servants reform and who are yet to allocate dormitory shared lower dorm arrangement satisfaction; 2) officers who could not gather the first lump-sum for the home-purchase mortgage, dissatisfied with dormitory arrangement and retirement package, and satisfied with remuneration package before 1999 reform have lower job satisfaction. 3) We further find that the effects of the remuneration package towards job satisfaction is partly mediated by family life satisfaction.
Acceptance Date30/10/2018
All Author(s) ListKa Ki Ho, Kin Man Wan, Yee Hang Wong
Name of Conference2018 Asia Conference of International Chinese Sociological Association
Start Date of Conference19/12/2018
End Date of Conference20/12/2018
Place of ConferenceHong Kong University of Science and Technology
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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